Keren Dunaway is an activist and researcher from Honduras who was born with HIV. Keren comes from an activist household and her parents were one of the first in the country to speak openly about their and Keren’s HIV diagnosis. Together they set up Llaves, one of the first organizations in Honduras that uses strategic communication for HIV prevention and advocacy. After her father‘s loss, her mother continued the important work Llaves does to fight against the stigma and discrimination people and especially women and children living with HIV face.
Keren is a member of ICW, the International Community of Women with HIV Latina since 2006 and was part of the founding team of the ICW Youth Area. Keren works as a gender equity officer representing ICW Global at the PLHIV Stigma Index 2.0 International Partnership, and is part of the communications team of the Global Fund's LAC Platform. She studied Political Science at the University of Buenos Aires with a core focus that advocacy needs strong case evidence and research.
In this episode Keren shares her journey with us, we speak about the importance of comprehensive and secular sex education, the lack of gender equitable HIV research, the greater involvement of people living with HIV into the research process and policy development, and much more.
Speaking to Keren and learning about her journey and work was an honour. Thank you Keren.
Host: Stella Saliari
At Salt the Podcast my guests and I contest and deconstruct narratives, and passionately recreate with the aim to change systems and perceptions. We want to elevate a generation that is feminist, antiracist and empathetic. Our conversations flow into each other and leave room for the unexpected. Salt is love, community, solidarity, a collective, healing, creating. It is intersectional, full of stories, movement and change. It insists, evolves and transforms. It is a commitment.
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